CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Shot At Early Monday Morning; Suspect In Custody
(December 26, 2013)- Cape Coral Police Officers were shot at by an intoxicated male while handling a disturbance at the Crossings Apartments on Hancock Creek Boulevard early Monday morning.
Officers responded to 1152 Hancock Creek Boulevard, apartment #303 on a physical disturbance. While speaking to one of the parties in the parking lot, officers were advised that subjects in the apartment had weapons.
Officers approached the apartment and made contact with 2 men- Frank Affronti Sr. (W/M, DOB: 06-20-1961) and his adult son, Frank Affronti Jr.
While officers conversed with the son regarding the disturbance, Affronti Sr. went inside his apartment and began yelling obscenities through the apartment door at officers. he then yelled to his son, "If they do what they came here to do, I'll get them." The son, attempted to calm his father through the door, but Affronti yelled, "Why are you protecting them?"
Seconds later, three gunshots rang out as bullets penetrated the apartment door. Officers got the son to safety, and took up positions of cover outside of the apartment. A brief verbal exchange began between officers on scene and Affronti. Affronti was ordered to come out of the apartment. He complied, crawling out of the apartment on his hands and knees. Affronti was transported to Cape Coral Police Department for processing then later to Lee County Jail in apparent good health.
Cape Coral Police Department Detectives and Forensics personnel responded to the scene to process it for evidence.
ARRESTED: Frank Affronti Sr., W/M, DOB: 06-20-1961, of 1152 Hancock Creek Boulevard S. #303, Cape Coral
CHARGES: Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (FSS 784.07 (2c))- 2 counts, Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon (FSS 784.021 (1a))- 1 count
"We were very fortunate that no one was injured in what could have easily turned in to a lethal encounter. Cool heads and quick thinking on the part of our Patrol Officers resulted in a fast and safe resolution to this unnecessary situation. This is a clear example of how alcohol and firearms don't mix."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.